Tucker: Dems, Media Presented ICE Arrest as 'Dystopian Morality Tale of Heartless Officers'
Tucker Carlson said Monday on "Tucker Carlson Tonight" that the left and the media intentionally "propagandized" the arrest of a murder suspect wanted in Mexico by depicting him as a "doting father" who was "stripped" from his family as his wife went into labor.
Joel Arrona-Lara, 36, was arrested by ICE last week in San Bernardino, Calif., on an Interpol advisory for murder as he drove his pregnant wife to the hospital. Arrona-Lara, who KNBC reported was in the U.S. illegally, had stopped at a gas station when officers confronted him.
Carlson said the media "jumped on" the story as a "dystopian morality tale of heartless ICE officers" who were "probably wearing MAGA hats" as they tore the man away from his pregnant wife.
He pointed to CNN anchor Christi Paul, who reported that the newborn son was "not with his dad today because ICE agents hauled his father away."
Carlson reported that Paul's report came before ICE issued a statement on the arrest. Later, Carlson said, the allegation of murder against Lara was announced to the public.
"Oh, the doting father was wanted for murder," Carlson said. "But he's still noble and depressed [according to the left]."
Carlson said that if the average citizen were arrested for murder, the story would be reported straight as an arrest and not an "attack on the cops in defense of you."
"If only you were here illegally, they'd defend you," he said.
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